We think that’s something worth celebrating. Each month, Seattle Audubon, the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict, and the Seattle Bird Conservation Partnership are offering free workshops that will invite you to slow down, notice, and connect with the nature of your neighborhood.
Join us for one workshop or join us for all. Everybody welcome. Nobody pays.
December 10, 2020 @ 6 PM
Are you restricting your travel? Are you missing outdoor adventures? Us too. But here’s the good news: You don’t need to leave the Hill to find something wild. Join Seattle Audubon’s Anna Murphy on a virtual trip across Capitol Hill to discover life in surprising places. Anna will lead us down 11th Ave E from Volunteer Park to Seattle University and along the way, we’ll learn about urban habitat types, how to identify the unique birds they support, and what we can do to make the neighborhood a safer place for them to live. Watch the recording on Vimeo.
Anna Murphy (she/her)
January 21, 2021 @ 6 PM
Do you want to plant a tree, create butterfly habitat, or start a vegetable garden but don’t have a yard? Have you signed up for a plot at the Thomas Street P-Patch but know in your heart it’ll be a decade before you hear back? Well, have you considered what you can do in the right-of way?
Rights-of-way account for nearly 25% of Seattle’s land area and many are lined with planting strips that may be suitable for community gardening and other plantings. In this workshop, you’ll learn how improving the right-of-way with trees, plants, and gardens benefits birds and people. You’ll also learn about the many benefits of improving the right-of-way for health, safety, and the environment. You’ll also learn what steps you can take to make sure your right-of-way plantings are secure, legal, and viable over time. Register here!
Erin Fried (she/her)
Representative from SDOT Public Space Management
Erin will be joined by a representative from Seattle Department of Transportation’s Public Space Management Team. We’ll update with their bio soon!
February 11, 2021 @ 6 PM
Learn how to keep and care for Mason Bees, our earliest native pollinators. This workshop will guide you through the process and materials needed to help you decide if Mason Bees are right for you and your garden, whether you have a small deck or an open garden. Registration opening in January 2021.
Jose Gonzales (he/him)
Jose Gonzales (he/him) has been a garden professional for over 20 years. Growing up in the PNW, Jose has learned to appreciate our unique climate and learned how to care for our natural environment through plants and gardening. He worked at City People’s Garden Store for 20 years, as well as being one of the owners through this year. As a gardener, helping people upkeep and design their garden areas, installing above ground drip irrigation, problem solving all kinds of plant issues- his passion for plants always shines through. He also finds great joy and satisfaction as the leader of the popular jazz trio, The Jose ‘Juicy’ Gonzales Trio.
Check back for new announcements soon!
Container Gardening for Wildlife and Cooking
Details coming soon
Nature of your Neighborhood workshops are part of the Seattle Bird Conservation Partnership’s Capitol Hill Connections project.